What are some examples of school safety? These might include signing in when visiting the school, being escorted when walking through the building, or wearing a visitor pass. Following these procedures also sets a great example for your kids.
Why is student safety important? School safety plays a crucial role in youth’s development and academic success. Students who feel safe at school tend to have better emotional health and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. That sense of safety contributes to an overall feeling of connection.
How do you keep students safe?
- Create a School Policy, and Have Students Sign It.
- Teach Students About Online Privacy.
- Create an Effective Cyberbullying Reporting System.
- Get Students Involved.
- Keep Up With Technology.
- Provide Resources to Students.
- Know the Laws on Sexting.
How can you make students feel safe at school? Establish technology use guidelines and have students/families sign acceptable use agreements. Publicize policies and guidelines in multiple ways. Develop and/or reinforce your school community’s goals around respect, civility, regard and care for others, equity and inclusion.